Video Producer Salary

For Video Producers, yearly average wages total $54K annually. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by geography and years of experience. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 66 percent of Video Producers are male. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$35,390 - $82,413
$35K
$54K
$82K
MEDIAN: $53,586
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50%
90%

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$12.41 - $40.95
$12
$20
$41
MEDIAN: $20.21
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50%
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$0$84K
Salary $35,390 - $82,413
Bonus $500 - $8,743
Profit Sharing $2,948
Commission $2,936 - $35,759
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,961 - $84,236
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,298
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $12.41 - $40.95
Overtime $18.92 - $47.64
Annual Data $0$84K
Bonus $500 - $8,743
Commission $2,936 - $35,759
Profit Sharing $2,948
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,961 - $84,236
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 263

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Job Description for Video Producer

When a company needs videos created for training, presentations to investors and stockholders, or advertising, they use a video producer. The video producer oversees all aspects of creating the video(s) needed. They handle scripting, shooting, and editing, as well as the acquisition of any equipment or on-screen talent necessary for the video itself.

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Video Producer Tasks

  • Collaborate with art directors, writers, and production crew to understand video status and needs.
  • Support project development, including storyboarding, prototyping, scriptwriting, and consulting with clients.
  • Manage video production process by allocating staff, setting schedules, budgeting, and evaluating progress.

Common Career Paths for Video Producer


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Video Producers who advance into the role of an Executive Producer are fairly uncommon. Executive Producers on average earn $97K per year. Creative Directors or Senior Video Editors are common next-step roles for Video Producers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Creative Directors is $31K higher on average, and it's $8K higher for Senior Video Editors.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Video Producer


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Amazon.com Inc offers the most; Video Producers earn $69K on average there.

Popular Skills for Video Producer


Survey results imply that Video Producers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Project Management, Project Coordinating, and Cinematography are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 17 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe After Effects. It is often found that people who know Video Editing are also skilled in Project Management, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Editing. Most people who know Adobe After Effects also know Apple Final Cut Pro.

Pay by Experience Level for Video Producer

Pay by Experience for a Video Producer has a positive trend. An entry-level Video Producer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 744 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Video Producer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 665 salaries. An experienced Video Producer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 392 salaries. A Video Producer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 99 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,459

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Video Producers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 54 percent above the national average. Video Producers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), Washington (+13 percent), and Seattle (+12 percent). In Columbus, salaries are 13 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Cincinnati (9 percent less) and Cleveland (8 percent less).

Video Producer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Video Producer?

Video Producer in Waldorf:
Pros: Relates to my field of study. Video Production is why I went to school.
Cons: Very little money. Trying to understand why the pay is so low.

Video Producer in Chicago:
Pros: Freedom of self employment is wonderful.
Cons: Unpredicable work flow and clients.

Video Producer in St. George:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: Doing different things and being able to use my creative skills when working on the job.
Cons: The pay.

Video Producer in Chicago:
"Video Producer."
Pros: Working with people and having the ability to meet new people.
Cons: The stress of the job and having to get the job within certain time constraints.

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Key Stats for Video Producer

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 247 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Video Producer Salaries

▲28%

▲24%

▲8%

National Average
$52,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Video Producer Salaries




Cinematography
▲5%


Videography
▼0%

National Average
$52,000




▼4%






Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 247 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 19%
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